Celeste King -
Magistrate Judge Sheila Finnegan (N.D. Ill)
Magistrate Judge Sheila Finnegan is a United States Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of Illinois.
After graduating from the University of Chicago Law School, Judge Finnegan served as a law clerk to the Honorable Milton Shadur.
She then worked in the U.S. Attorney's Office prosecuting federal criminal cases for several years, and was appointed Chief of the Criminal Division.
In 2000, she joined the law firm of Mayer Brown as a litigation partner for ten years before taking the bench.
Magistrate Judge Jeffrey T. Gilbert (N.D. Ill)
Judge Finnegan is an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern Law School and a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
Magistrate Judge Jeffrey T. Gilbert (N.D. Ill.) received his undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 1977 (Phi Beta Kappa)
and his law degree from Northwestern University School of Law in 1980 where he was Articles Editor of the Law Review.
After graduating from Northwestern in 1980, he spent two years clerking for Judge Marvin E. Aspen (N.D. Ill.).
In 1982, Judge Gilbert joined Sachnoff & Weaver, Ltd., at the time a firm of less than 30 lawyers. He practiced with Sachnoff Weaver through and including its 2007 merger with Reed Smith LLP, an international law firm of 1,700 lawyers, and then until he was sworn in as a Magistrate Judge in May 2010.
During his 28 years in private practice, Judge Gilbert represented both plaintiffs and defendants, individuals and corporations, in class actions and general commercial cases. He specialized in securities litigation but also represented clients involved in a variety of other kinds of business litigation. Throughout his career, Judge Gilbert also maintained an active pro bono practice.
Judge Gilbert has been an adjunct professor at Northwestern University School of Law for the last 20-plus years. He teaches a course in the fall on trial advocacy and evidence and a disability law seminar in the spring.
Duke is VP, Global Head of Data Protection and Governance
for Aon, a global provider of insurance brokerage, reinsurance brokerage, and human
capital consulting. Duke and his team oversee policy development, end-user education,
process design, and program governance for Aon’s Information Management
organization. Duke also assists Aon’s in-house and outside counsel attorneys in
the areas of discovery strategy and process oversight.
Reena R. Bajowala-
Prior to coming to Aon, Duke was a discovery strategy consultant for Huron Consulting
Group. Duke attended law school at Tulane University and is a frequent speaker at
discovery conferences and CLE events.
Reena R. Bajowala is a partner in the Jenner & Block's Complex Commercial Litigation Department and a member of the Class Action, Technology Litigation and ERISA Litigation practice groups. She represents corporations in a
wide-variety of significant disputes involving relationships with their employees, customers and business partners.
Ms. Bajowala is an experienced trial attorney who litigates in state and federal courts. She handles litigation and investigation matters for companies involving their employees, customers and business partners that deal with
complex commercial and financial transactions, consumer law, corporate reorganization and benefit plans. Ms. Bajowala has defended corporations, including manufacturers, automotive industry clients, online and brick-and-mortar
retailers and government defense contractors, in actions with up to 90,000 class members and has represented a committee charged with protecting the interests of over 45,000 individuals. Ms. Bajowala regularly counsels and
defends employers and service providers in federal actions involving defined contribution, defined benefit, employer stock option, short-term disability and other ERISA-governed plans. Her recent experience includes defending
excessive fee litigation and stock drop litigation. She also counsels corporate boards and executives on a variety of areas of concern, including conflicts of interest, fiduciary duties, benefit plan exposure, investment
disclosures, employment issues, IT and benefits outsourcing arrangements and technology policy.
Ms. Bajowala is regarded as a leader in her field. In 2015, she accepted the POW! Award from Womenetics, which celebrates women who demonstrate 'game changing leadership' in business and the Chicago community. She received the
"Illinois Most Powerful & Influential Woman Award" from the Illinois Diversity Council in 2014. Also in 2014, she was named to the Lawyers of Color magazine's "Hot List." Ms. Bajowala was selected as a 2013 Fellow of the
Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. She was recognized by Illinois Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star" in General Commercial Litigation in 2011 and 2013.
Jeremy Batterman is an Associate Director within Navigant's Information Security and Incident Response Practice based in Chicago with expertise in cyber incident response, data breach investigations, malware discovery and
analysis, computer and network forensics, application / infrastructure maintenance and deployment.
With over 16 years' experience in information security, Jeremy has assisted clients, cyber insurers, and law firms with hundreds of cyber incident response matters, theft of trade secret investigations, intellectual property
cases, and enterprise risk assessments. Mr. Batterman advises and educates boards, counsel and management in business issues pertaining to cyber security threats and brings a practical perspective on solving complex information
Michael Cichy is the Midwest Regional Manager for Litigation Support at Foley & Lardner LLP. He has a team of project managers that work closely
with litigation teams, assisting on all aspect of litigation from collection to trial. With over 18 years of experience in the litigation field,
he has an extensive background in litigation and trial support for complex commercial, intellectual property and product liability cases.
Ross Colby is a trial presentation consultant and Principal at J.R. Colby & Associates. Mr. Colby's areas of expertise include courtroom evidence presentation, trial preparation, management of electronic litigation databases, as well as deposition video management, editing, production of day-in-the-life documentaries and demonstrative evidence video.
Mr. Colby has worked in multiple state and federal jurisdictions across the United States. Over the last 25 years in the litigation support arena he has founded, grown, and maintained two successful companies. Mr. Colby has been a "hot seat" operator of TrialDirector, Sanction II, PowerPoint, etc. in over 100 trials.
Mr. Colby has extensive legal video production experience, and helped design and test, then use Depo-Sync, one of the first text-to-video sync trial presentation applications, and a precursor to Sanction and TrialDirector. Mr. Colby was an early adopter and beta-tester of TrialDirector and Sanction II, has used both on many successful trials, and has had many suggestions incorporated by the software designers. Mr. Colby holds Certified Legal Video Specialist and Certified TrialDirector Trainer credentials.
Neil Etheridge, Vice President of Marketing at Disco, is
a 17-year veteran of the legal tech industry, Neil combines a deep understanding of law firms, legal departments, and the legal tech industry with a passion for delivering revolutionary legal technology. Before joining Disco,
Neil was vice president of product marketing for Recommind, where he was responsible for product marketing, strategy, and competitive intelligence across all of Recommind's product lines, including ediscovery, information governance, and enterprise search.
Dennis Garcia is an Assistant General Counsel for Microsoft based in Chicago. He leads the legal support function to Microsoft's U.S. Central Region Enterprise & Partner Group -
a team of over 1,000 sales, services, cloud computing and devices professionals based in an eighteen state region and across five Microsoft districts.
In this role Dennis shapes and negotiates a wide range of agreements with Microsoft's largest customers and partners. He also provides general corporate legal advice and counsel.
Heidi Goldwater, Principal, HeidiG Consulting-
Prior to joining Microsoft, Dennis served as in-house counsel for Accenture and IBM. Dennis received his B.A. in Political Science from Binghamton University and his J.D. from Columbia Law School.
He is admitted to practice in New York, Connecticut and Illinois (House Counsel).
Dennis also has Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP)/US and Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT) credentials from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).
He serves on the Board of Directors of Illinois Legal Aid Online and is a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel - Chicago Chapter.
Dennis is a native New Yorker turned Midwesterner, lives in Chicago with his wife Simona and their son Sebastian and is an avid sports enthusiast.
Heidi Goldwater is a Trial Consultant with more than 15 years of experience working trials, arbitrations, and mediations all around the country.
She worked for 13 years in house at a mid-sized Chicago law firm heading up the Litigation technology department prior to starting HeidiG
Consulting in 2013. Heidi is a TrialDirector 6 Certified trainer.
David Horrigan is kCura's e-discovery counsel and legal content director. An attorney, law school guest lecturer, e-discovery industry analyst, and award-winning journalist, David has served as counsel at the
Entertainment Software Association, reporter and assistant editor at The National Law Journal, and analyst and counsel at 451 Research. His articles have appeared also in The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel,
The New York Law Journal, Texas Lawyer, The Washington Examiner, and others, and he has been quoted by The Wall Street Journal, American Public Media's Marketplace, and law journals of Yale, Northwestern, Emory, and others.
He lives on an island north of Boston with his wife, his kids, his Bernese Mountain Dog, and his dreams of a return to glory for the University of Florida Gators.
Celeste King is a founding partner and former managing partner of Walker Wilcox Matousek LLP in Chicago, a 40-lawyer firm with offices here and in Houston.
Celeste heads up the cyber security and privacy group at her firm. She has dealt with data breaches involving the medical and retail industries, financial brokers, telemarketers, schools and municipalities.
Her involvement ranges from pre-breach counseling to settling third party class actions. She represents many of the preeminent cyber insurers both domestic and abroad.
She provides legal advice on state and federal privacy laws, vendor contracts, insurance contracts and best practices.
Celeste authors a cyber-privacy blog, has published articles and presented at groups around the country and in London.
Cameron Krieger spent eight years managing large-scale litigation as an associate at Latham & Watkins LLP before moving to Latham's
eDiscovery group in 2009. In her current practice, Cameron focuses solely on issues related to electronic discovery, particularly
the efficient planning and managing of document reviews of significant size using appropriate technology.
Larry Lieb -
In addition to consulting
on the legal obligations and practical considerations of electronic discovery, Cameron is also a Certified Information Privacy
Professional, with particular expertise on international data privacy and data governance issues. Cameron received her J.D. from
the University of Chicago in 2001, and her B.A. from Grinnell College in 1996.
Larry Lieb is a nationally known subject matter expert in the field of computer forensics and electronic discovery. Larry has testified in both Federal and State courts on the subjects of computer and smartphone forensics.
Larry's practice focuses on maximizing the limited dollars his clients have available for substantive legal work whilst minimizing wasted expense. Larry is committed to providing his expert work on Pro Bono matters as well as
As Executive Vice President/head of Edelman's Crisis & Risk Management practice in Chicago, Andy serves a hybrid role, helping global clients with proactively mitigating issues and risk as well as working on long-term
reputation management strategies. Andy's background includes: strategic counsel and execution across a broad range of operational, strategic, and crisis management engagements, high profile litigation assignments and
comprehensive public strategy campaigns.
Hunter McMahon -
Within Edelman's Data Security & Privacy Group, Andy serves as the U.S. Crisis lead for breach engagements. Recent work with data security and privacy have included engagements within the healthcare, retail, financial
services, higher education and technology industries involving cyber attacks, hacktivists, lost devices with sensitive information and IP theft.
Additional crisis engagements span a variety of other industries including food, consumer products, technology, financial services and retail. Recent client work has included strategic engagements with Microsoft, Adobe, SC Johnson, ICANN, Mars/Wrigley, Kimberly-Clark, Burger King, Barilla, Kraft Foods, Fortune Brands, Wal-Mart, Allstate, Dover Corporation, Ingersoll Rand and Kellogg’s.
Andrew joined Edelman's Reputation Management Group after six years at Manning Selvage & Lee's Chicago Office in their Corporate practice. At MS&L, Andrew spent four years helping lead the United States Army PR account,
including significant work on public affairs positioning surrounding the ongoing military operations in the Middle East and Central Asia.
Hunter McMahon is vice president of legal and consulting services at Altep, an Orange-level Relativity Premium Hosting Partner. Hunter's background in both law and technology provides clients dual insight into complex
investigative and discovery matters, often surrounding ESI. Hunter acts as a 30(b)(6) witness and as an e-discovery liaison for clients, advising on all stages of the EDRM in effort to increase defensibility, efficiency, and
reasonability of the e-discovery process.
Dan Meyers -
Dan Meyers is a thought leader in the field of Information Governance. His broad expertise covers all sub-disciplines within the Information Governance spectrum, including E-Discovery, Data Privacy, Cybersecurity and
Defensible Data Disposition planning. As President of the Information Governance Division at TransPerfect Legal Solutions, Dan works closely with the Forensic Technology and Consulting Division to ensure that his clients
are managing, processing and disposing of their data in a streamlined, cost-effective and fully-defensible manner.
Lorraine Moise, CFCE, EnCE -
Lorraine is a certified computer forensic analyst and lab manager for Elijah in Chicago. She is well established in the field of computer forensics and holds several international certifications. Lorraine is a subject matter expert and regularly contributes to the Chi-4N6 (Chi-Forensics) technical group.
Lorraine is often called upon to handle both high profile and complex digital investigations as well as provide consultation for established best practices. Lorraine is a client "fan favorite" as she has the unique ability to convey highly technical information in a manner her clients can not only understand, but can also act upon.
Lorraine is a member of The International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS) High Technology Crime Investigators Association (HTCIA) and Women in E-Discovery (WiE)
Mr. Radke joined the Chicago office of Vedder Price in 1998. He is a Shareholder
and chairs Vedder Prices Privacy, Cybersecurity & Media practice group, and has been selected as a Leading Lawyer in Data Privacy.
Sean A. Renshaw-
Mr. Radke has over 15 years of experience in advising clients on a broad range of complex privacy, data security and information management matters. He has assisted clients in preparing for and responding to numerous,
significant data security incidents impacting clients in banking and financial services, health care, trade associations, e-commerce, for-profit and not-for-profit education, retail, manufacturing, life sciences, pharmaceutical,
food and beverage, state and local government, accounting, legal and other professional services.
Sean A. Renshaw is a Director of the E-Discovery practice within the Dispute Advisory & Forensic Services Group. Mr. Renshaw has over 25 years of experience in various industries, consulting and leading digital forensic investigations throughout the United States for matters within civil and criminal federal courts, specializing in digital forensics and E-Discovery.
Mr. Renshaw has extensive experience managing investigations and E-Discovery projects from preservation, consulting with clients through initial discovery and data mapping, through production and, when necessary, expert testimony. Many of the matters handled by Mr. Renshaw include complex litigation cases involving issues such as governmental regulatory inquiries, foreign corrupt practices act investigations (FCPA), board of director led investigations, IP theft, business technology, copyrights, patents, trademarks, employment disputes, environmental, and numerous other disputes.
Prior to joining SRR, Mr. Renshaw was a Director of Litigation Technology Services at a global consulting firm where he served as a strategic resource for computer forensics, E-Discovery, document collection, review
and production, trial preparation methodologies and other practice support needs. Mr. Renshaw was also a Senior Special Agent in the Office of Investigations for the United States Customs Service for over 11 years where he
conducted complex investigations relating to illegal exportation of high technology munitions and commercial fraud perpetrated by multi-national corporations illegal importation of counterfeit pharmaceuticals.
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Debbie Reynolds is the Director of EimerStahl Discovery Solutions llc, a subsidiary of Eimer Stahl LLP, as well as an Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies with a focus on Legal Project
Ms. Reynolds is a recognized global thought leader in the eDiscovery, Information Governance, Data Analytics, Litigation Services, Legal Operations and Legal Technology industries. Ms. Reynolds has
demonstrated extensive expertise in the development, management, implementation and evolution of eDiscovery best practices, data strategy, personnel development, and litigation technology.
Ms. Reynolds has more than 20 years of
experience in management, operations and implementation of traditional and legal project management for leading law firms including WilmerHale, Orrick, and Morgan Lewis. Ms. Reynolds' combined law firm, management and
technology consulting expertise include developing global litigation and managed services strategies for Bowne Business Solutions, as well as many years of law firm expertise in directing eDiscovery and litigation services
operations. She is a frequent industry speaker and contributor to legal technology conferences. Ms. Reynolds is also a chapter author for the 2016 Thomson Reuters edition of the book titled "eDiscovery for Corporate Counsel".
Jeff Salling, Esq., is eDiscovery Counsel & Director of Business Development at Complete Discovery Source (CDS) Chicago. He is an expert on the topic of eDiscovery whose hands-on experience managing large-scale,
challenging matters (including antitrust, intellectual property, and commercial litigation) gives him a unique perspective on technology and best practices in handling electronically stored information (ESI).
Jeff is also an Adjunct Professor of eDiscovery at the John Marshall Law School, an institution that specializes in providing students with "practice-ready" knowledge and skills.
Daliah Saper is a member of the Illinois Bar and both the General Bar and Trial Bar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. She has handled many high profile cases
(including one she argued before the Illinois Supreme Court) and is regularly interviewed on national tv, radio, and in several publications including: Fox News, CNBC, ABC News, The Chicago Tribune, WGN Radio, NPR, and
a slew of smaller websites. She has received the honor of being named a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers magazine seven years in a row, is recognized as a leading Media and Entertainment lawyer by Chambers and Partners,
featured on the cover of TheXemplar magazine, profiled by the Chicago Law Bulletin, and has been nominated for the prestigious ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award. Most significantly, Daliah has also been honored as a
"40 Under 40" by Law Bulletin Publishing Company, an incredibly competitive list of accomplished attorneys compiled from thousands of highly qualified nominations.
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Patrick Schweihs is the Vice President of Customer Solutions at Page Vault and has built a career helping legal professionals capture website evidence. Patrick holds a mechanical engineering degree from the
University of Notre Dame and a JD from the Chicago-Kent College of Law. He is a licensed attorney in Illinois, and is a member of the Northern District of Illinois General Bar. He is also licensed to practice before the
US Patent and Trademark Office. Patrick practiced Intellectual Property law in Chicago for several years before establishing his own legal consulting practice to help luxury brands find and prosecute counterfeits of their
products online. Patrick was also recently selected to serve on the INTA Internet Committee.
Michelle Six is Of Counsel to the Litigation Practice Group in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where she focuses exclusively on electronic discovery law. She works collaboratively with clients engaged in state and
federal litigation and regulatory investigations regarding all aspects of eDiscovery, from preservation through production. Michelle works closely with Kirkland's attorneys and litigation technology professionals to negotiate
targeted, reasonable, and iterative discovery protocols with protective orders and claw back agreements, offer efficient approaches to leveraging document review technology and staffing options for document review projects,
and utilizing advanced technological tools to significantly narrow the burden and expense of eDiscovery. She has extensive experience with the collection and analysis of electronically stored information, and has had
wide-ranging involvement with large commercial litigations, handling multiple databases of electronic files and managing complex metadata for biotechnology, trademark, and pharmaceutical matters as well as multiple antitrust
As Legal IT Manager, Charisma directs legal IT initiatives related to e-discovery, case, and document management at Exelon
Corporation. A former large law firm Litigation Support Manager and e-Discovery Software Director, with over 14 years in the
industry, she has a wide variety of both practical and management experience managing corporate client, law firm, and external
Charisma has been on many steering committees for large projects, software selections, vendor selections, project audit trails,
meet and confer strategy sessions, data collection process monitoring, review methodology choices, and production consulting.
Her expertise empowers her to provide direction and guidance to anyone facing technology challenges.
Jessica is a commercial litigation paralegal with more than a decade of experience in all aspects of litigation, from pre-case investigation and analysis through trial, on cases ranging in size from small contract
disputes to multi-billion-dollar MDLs. She has extensive experience assisting in mediation, arbitration and trial preparation and logistics, including witness, trial exhibit list and database preparation, hot-seat trial
presentation, and vendor management. Jessica has an in-depth understanding of the review and production aspects of the discovery process, assisting with database management, electronic document analysis and deposition/witness
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She received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing from the University of Iowa in 1999 and her Paralegal Certificate from Roosevelt University in 2003.
Luke Tenery is an associate managing director with Kroll's Cyber Investigations practice. For over a decade with Kroll, Luke has led a variety of complex cyber investigations, including computer intrusion, corporate espionage,
data breaches, Internet fraud, insider threats and malware. He also leads Kroll's cyber incident response practice, which provides security guidance on containing and eradicating active cyber threats on client systems. Additionally, Luke is a testifying expert in forensic and security matters.
Christopher Tragasz -
Computer Forensics and Technology Investigations Luke has extensive experience with computer forensics examination procedures, having personally worked over 80 electronic evidence cases and examined more than 100 pieces of
media for potential evidence, and over 500 pieces of media imaged.
Luke has developed and implemented internal and external network penetration tests, risk assessments and information security audits. Further, he has assisted clients with issues related to network security and engineering,
business continuity, disaster recovery and information technology operations.
Christopher Tragasz is the Lead Cyber Forensics Analyst for the Global Security Organization (GSO) of CDK Global, Inc. CDK is the largest global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail industry. Mr. Tragasz has over 10 years of technology-based experience working for both private and public-sector institutions. For the last nine years, he has specialized in digital forensics, Internet investigations, data collection/preservation, and e-discovery. He has worked on hundreds of criminal and civil cases concerning IP and trade secret theft, insurance fraud, corruption, hacking, computer misuse, or other illicit activities. Mr. Tragasz has also provided forensic analysis and consulting services for unconventional matters involving celebrities, file sharing, bankruptcy, defamation and fax blasting. Mr. Tragasz has prepared numerous affidavits, declarations and expert reports for both state and federal cases, and has served as an expert witness, consulting expert and neutral third-party examiner. He is also a published writer, industry panelist and veteran speaker on cloud, social media, and traditional forensic investigations.
Mr. Tragasz has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and also holds the CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+ certifications. He is an IACIS Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE) and has over 330 hours of training in digital forensics. He was also one of the first digital forensic examiners to obtain the ACEDS Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS) certification.